tOk... so I am cleaning out some files on my Yahoo account... well, cause I am, see, and I come across this story that my friend Tim sent me awhile back.
Tim I have known for almost forty years and is one of the most sincere and kind men that I know. I was an usher for his first wedding, a groomsman for his second and have been assured that I will be best man if there should be a third.
Now, I have nothing new to write so I am just sending to you this story just as he sent itt to me. I have no Idea where he found it.... but that is not the point.
What a story !!
In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday
in Kenya after graduating from
Northwestern University .
On a hike through the bush, he came across
a young bull elephant standing with one leg
raised in the air. The elephant seemed
distressed, so Peter approached it very
He got down on one knee, inspected the
elephants foot, and found a large piece of
wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully
and as gently as he could, Peter worked the
wood out with his knife, after which the
elephant gingerly put down its foot.
The elephant turned to face the man, and
with a rather curious look on its face, stared
at him for several tense moments. Peter
stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but
being trampled. Eventually the elephant
trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.
Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of
that day. Twenty years later, Peter was walking
through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son.
As they approached the elephant enclosure, one
of the creatures turned and walked over to near
where Peter and his son Cameron were standing.
The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its
front foot off the ground, then put it down. The
elephant did that several times then trumpeted
loudly, all the while staring at the
Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter
could not help wondering if this was the same
elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed
over the railing, and made his way into the
enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant
and stared back in wonder. The elephant
trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of
Peter legs and slammed him against the railing,
killing him instantly.
Probably wasn't the same elephant.
oh oh oh.... he also shares my sense of humor